The School of Advanced Studies (IUSS) was founded in Pavia in 1997 after an agreement signed with the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. Based on its qualified activities in the field of education and research, IUSS was recognized, in 2005, as "Scuola Superiore ad ordinamento speciale", in line with other three existing institutions in Italy: Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa and SISSA in Trieste. Due to the completeness of its training fields, which allow a strong interdisciplinary approach, the mission of IUSS is to contribute to the growth of a small number of selected students by offering them, at any step of their higher education, qualified programmes that enhance their capabilities and knowledge. IUSS is also committed to scientific progress by preparing young researchers and developing scientific research programmes.
The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto undertakes activities in the realms of education, research, and innovation at international level. Accordingly, the results of these activities lead to the creation and transmission of knowledge, training of competent and ethical professionals, and future leaders in the area of engineering and similar areas, and also the promotion of wellbeing of our global society. FEUP is a globally renowned institution in a variety of areas of Engineering, for students, technicians, researchers and managers, and for innumerable national and international organizations. This is due to the persistent work of its Community and its various partners over many years, overcoming obstacles of various sorts, and always seizing the opportunity to develop.
The Centre for Research in Astronomy Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) is a Public Institution of scientific and technological nature, instituted by national Algerian decree in February 2006. CRAAG originated from the creation of the Observatory of Algiers in 1890 and then of the IMPGA in 1931. In 1980, CNAAG was created. In 1985, when the national statutes of the research centers were set up, CRAAG was created by national decree. It was part of UNHCR in 1990 and in 1991 it was placed under the authority of the Ministry of the Interior. CRAAG fulfils several missions:
(i) Research in the fields of Astrophysics and Geophysics;
(ii) Public service in the field of seismic monitoring of the territory;
(iii) Socio-economic sectors.